Why I invest in these $6 Nails instead of the Salon

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If there is one thing that most women are pretty vain about, it’s the nails. Some women won’t leave their house without their makeup, so you can’t count on that being the case when her nails aren’t on fleek.

But how much time and money is invested into insuring that they are on par?

Two years ago I was in CVS and happened to come up on the nail aisle. I Always hated the press on kits because they never worked and they were pretty bland to me. But I noticed a new kit by Kiss. They were completely styled and ready to wear. I also noticed they didn’t require any glue or much maintenance required.

They were legit stick on nails. And only $8 so I just thought, why not? I was also pregnant and didn’t want to subject myself and my unborn to unhealthy chemicals. And the nail polish aroma made nauseous so I caved.

I made the purchase, returned home and immediately went to work on them. I was amazed with the pretty design and how simple the preparation was that I needed to do.

Literally, it took me just 10 -20 minutes to put them on. And I felt pretty cute and confident with my $6 nails. They actually do deliver a fresh nail salon appearance.

I was even more impressed with how long they lasted. 1 1/2 weeks and it really depends on how well you take of the nails. I have heard of other ladies being able to make theirs last longer with the right nail tools and supplies.

I actually haven’t visited a salon in a few years now, and don’t need see the need in doing so anymore. Especially knowing how much damage they were doing to my nails over the times I did visit. I feel much better now showing up to the Starbucks and hearing ” I love your nails!” And then seeing their reaction when I told them they too could get the same ones at CVS, Target, Walmart, etc


I have also noticed that more ladies are discovering them some place are out of stock of certain designs. So you can check out some here and see which ones strike your fancy.

Update:: recently, I have found another great brand at Sally’s that also distributes these snazzy press-ons. Dashing Diva has some beauties on the shelf as well. Check these out.

You can search for more yourself through here.

Have you tried these yet? What are thoughts? Love to hear more about your experience in the comments.

3 thoughts on “Why I invest in these $6 Nails instead of the Salon

  1. Was it 10 minutes or double the time at 20 minutes to “put them on”?

    Another question, was your cost $8.00 or $7.00?

    Noticed the discrepancies while reading and found myself starting to doubt the authenticity of your actual use.

    My 12 year old granddaughter play with these and has found they are always popping off at the most inopportune, embarrassing moments.


    1. Hi Tee!

      Thank you for taking the time to bring these discrepancies to my attention. I love that my readers take the time to read and can question things that may throw them off so I can fix them when I can.

      Firstly, the cost of the nails for me in the past has always been pretty much closer to $8 so I rounded out the cost to that amount. However, as of late I have noticed the cost of the nails have decreased which I love even better now.
      I’ll be sure to correct that soon.

      As far as the time to put them on, it differs at times, but when I have clean fresh fingers to work with it can take me 10 minutes or less. I don’t always have time to take the utmost care of my nails and keep them looking fancy. However, these are press on nails. Pretty darn easy to apply quickly and with no overly sticky mess. They can pop off for sure. But I have found that with a good amount of care applied and sometimes a small amount of nail glue nearby or even a spare nail from the kit help keeps that in check.

      I’m sorry these discrepancies are keeping you from trusting my opinion. Please keep in mind my experience will differ from others,
      but I still stand my post because I still love and prefer these nails over the salon experience.

      I’m sure your granddaughter can learn pretty soon if she still likes to use them, that there are other ways to ensure the longevity of the nails.

      Thanks again so much for taking the time to read and comment. I truly appreciate it. Ill be sure to address these details at my earliest convenience.


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